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Can Facebook access data that its users have already deleted? • ENTER.CO

A former Facebook employee is suing Meta Platforms Inc. for firing him in 2019 after he questioned the legality of a back-end protocol that the indictment alleges violated the company’s privacy policies. According to the plaintiff, Brennan Lawson, Facebook would have collected information that some suspicious users for the authorities had decided to “remove” from the Messenger application, in order to share them with state entities.

Despite the point made by the former Facebook content reviewer, the reason why he is now demanding compensation for US $ 3 million is because, after Mark Zuckerberg’s company fired him, Lawson would have remained unemployed for 18 months.

The former worker also maintains that the company decided to put him aside some time after attending a meeting where he was informed of the new protocol, to which he expressed rejection; however, the reason that Facebook maintains to explain his decision is that Lawson would have improperly used one of his administrative tools.

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According to the text of the lawsuit rescued by Bloomberg Line, the alleged protocol violates the digital privacy regulations of the European Union, as well as an order of the US Federal Trade Commission, which requires Facebook to inform with clarity to its users about the treatment and retention of their data.

“Police were asking questions about the suspect’s use of the platform. I wanted to know who I was sending messages to, when they were sent, and even what those messages contained,” Lawson said, referring to the use made by members of the Global Escalation team to maintain cordial relations with the US government. However, Through a statement quoted by the New York Post, a Meta spokesperson assured that Lawson’s accusations had no merit and that for this reason, the company would defend itself “vigorously.”

The lawsuit was filed last Tuesday, July 5, in a court in California, USA.

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